We are firm believers that books are better than movies, but that definitely doesn’t mean that we don’t get excited for movie adaptations of some of our favorites. We definitely recommend that you read it before you see it, so as we look forward to all the exciting book news that 2023 is bringing, we’re […]
In 2015, We Need Diverse Books’ battle cry for more diverse reads rang out loud and clear! And in 2016, thanks to readers who are demanding more and publishers who are heeding the call, we can expect even more fabulous—and decidedly diverse—reads to hit the shelves. Herewith, just a small sampling of the awesomely diverse […]
This Black History Month, pick up one of these eight must-read books that will have you rethinking the narrative. Titles from bright new voices like Jason Reynolds and Renée Watson mix with must-reads from pioneers like Jacqueline Woodson, Kwame Alexander, and Walter Dean Myers to form a new library of soon-to-be classics. And these are […]
The power of poetry? The rhythm, the pacing, the language, the narrative—the storytelling, layered with meaning and subtext and suggestion. We’ve seen it celebrated recently with the success of award winners like Brown Girl Dreaming and The Crossover, two astounding books that also happened to be diverse reads. But they’re hardly the only ones on that list. So just […]
There is so much to love about April’s YA books—especially because so many of them are about love, both queer and straight. Whether you prefer fantasy quests, realistic contemporary dramas, rom-coms, or historical fiction (the 1990s!), you’re certain to find the perfect spring read to make your heart pound from excitement, mystery, and feels.